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Im going to copy paste as ive asked asked other forums the same thing, perhaps you guys will find the solution.

Hi guys
Im seeking the help of people who might have a solution for me.
I have a network set up in my house, its like this;
The Belkin N modem/router, plugged into my comp via ethernet, 2 wireless PC's, one, a desktop using the belkin USB wirelss and the other a laptop using its default wireless.
Now, ever so often the wireless just stops, i know its not my isp as i can still accsee the net, ive isolated the issues to the wireless but i dont know what is the cause. The new will stop working on both wireless PC's and the connection icon will say "connected with limited connectivity" and then a few moments later the wireless icon will blank out on the router.
My parents are getting really annoyed at this as we just spent alot of money on PC upgrades only to have this problem.
What do you guys think is doing this to the wireless?

EDIT: Do you think it is possible for a modem/router to become infected or harmed internally by some program? Im thinking NOD32, ever since i installed it ive had this problem, but i formated my HD and reinstalled windows, it still happens.
Edited by the_x'ed_man - 6/16/08 at 10:19pm
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post #2 of 19
Make sure that the router is well ventilated, if its overheating it may drop connection. You may also want to try hard-resetting it (little button at the back that you must push in with a ball-pen).
Also when it is working what is the signal strength like. You may also want to check the antenna is not loose.
Hope this helps (a bit)
post #3 of 19
Here are some things you need to consider.

1. Position of the router. Just because its Wireless N does not mean you will not drop connections due to poor transmission.

2. Do you have a Cordless phone or Microwave nearby? These are typical items in a house hold that can intefere with a wirelss signal within the 2.4Ghz range.

3. You want to try and place your router in the center of your house hold as this will let Signals spread throughout your house more easily . Having a router in a corner next to a wall will solve nothing.

4. Have you updated the Drivers for your wireless reciever ?

5. No the Router Firmware cannot be interfered with by a Firewall APP such as NOD32. Its also VERY and I mean VERY unlikely there is any kind of corruption or infection on your router.

6. Have you tried removing/Disabling your FW/AV to see if this fixes the problem ?

7. Have you updated your router Firmware?

These are all things you need to consider.
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
Here are some things you need to consider.

1. Position of the router. Just because its Wireless N does not mean you will not drop connections due to poor transmission.

2. Do you have a Cordless phone or Microwave nearby? These are typical items in a house hold that can intefere with a wirelss signal within the 2.4Ghz range.

3. You want to try and place your router in the center of your house hold as this will let Signals spread throughout your house more easily . Having a router in a corner next to a wall will solve nothing.

4. Have you updated the Drivers for your wireless reciever ?

5. No the Router Firmware cannot be interfered with by a Firewall APP such as NOD32. Its also VERY and I mean VERY unlikely there is any kind of corruption or infection on your router.

6. Have you tried removing/Disabling your FW/AV to see if this fixes the problem ?

7. Have you updated your router Firmware?

These are all things you need to consider.
Agreed. Also you may want to try changing the wireless channel to prevent interference. Really there are alot of causes of dropped wifi.
post #5 of 19
personally i've had bad experiences with belkin routers, they continually stopped broadcasting wireless until they were reset. i used to have that problem all the time until i returned it and got a linksys router and everything worked fine from then on.
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Is there any interference that you know of? Do you live in a flat/apartment?
I have a fair bit of interference in the 2400Mhz range where I live, turn off all conflicting electronic devices!
Is the problem just recent or has it always happened? A reset at the back of the router (pin/pen reset). If its always happened ever since you've installed it maybe the reception is bad, do you live in a double brick house?

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Agreed. Also you may want to try changing the wireless channel to prevent interference. Really there are alot of causes of dropped wifi.
Agreed also. I have changed my channel selection from Auto to manual and I chose Channel 5. The Default for Routers is CH11 I find.
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Agreed also. I have changed my channel selection from Auto to manual and I chose Channel 5. The Default for Routers is CH11 I find.
It depends on the brand and model of the router, some use 11 and i've noticed a lot use 6 as well.
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Well Enterprise handled about most of the things i was going to say, so i'll make this short

1) as they said try changing the channel from 1 (default) or something else.

2) try placing the router in a different location. (not like 2 feet away from original location, i mean like on the other side of the room or something, could be some other type of interference in the area, like magnetic interference from speakers, power lines, phones, etc)

3) make sure that wireless is secure, may be some unwanted hacker is playing games on you or something.

4) as they said firmware update.

5) if the wireless is dropping out because of low signal then get a high gain antenna and move the router

and last but not least if all else FAILS:

Linksys FTW
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Yeah. Well I know Speedtouch hardware and linksys prefer CH11
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